Bruce P. Dohrenwend, PhD
Professor of Social Sciences (in Psychiatry and Epidemiology)
Dr. Bruce Dohrenwend is Professor of Social Science in the Department of Psychiatry and Professor of Epidemiology in the Mailman School of Public Health at Columbia University. He is also Chief of Research in the Division of Social Psychiatry at the N. Y. State Psychiatric Institute.
He did his graduate work in social psychology at Cornell and his field is psychiatric epidemiology. His research has grown out of issues raised by epidemiological findings of relations between important types of psychiatric disorder and social positions defined by gender, ethnic/racial background, and socioeconomic status. His particular interest is in how adversity and stress are related to these demographic variables on the one hand, and to psychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia, major depression, antisocial personality disorder, substance use disorders (including alcoholism), and post-traumatic stress disorder on the other.
Posttraumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) in U.S. veterans of the war in Vietnam
Conceptualization and measurement of major stressful events over the life course